Great Expectations

Directed By: Julian Amyes Starring: Gerry Sundquist

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Violence and Victorian gentility meet in this powerful adaptation of one of Dickens's greatest creations. While passing through the churchyard where his mother is buried, a young Pip encounters a desperate convict, Magwitch. Soon afterward he is summoned by the wealthy, eccentric recluse Miss Havisham to play with her beautiful but cruel ward Estella. With these two remarkable encounters begins Pip's epic journey from boy to man. When Pip comes of age, Miss Havisham's lawyer, Jaggers, informs him he has come into great wealth. But who exactly is the source of his mysterious new fortune? And perhaps it is not so easy -- or desirable -- to leave his humble past behind.


Studio Warner
SKU 40717431
UPC 794051233721
UPC 14 00794051233721
Format DVD
Release Date 9/6/2005
Rating NR
Editors Note
Note Charles Dickens' story of humble village boy Pip, who is orphaned at an early age. He is brought up by his domineering sister and her blacksmith husband. The story follows his journey through boyhood and into the fine life he has made for himself in London. His callous behavior catches up to him as he is faced with the discovery of his true self. A BBC production.
Plot Summary
Summary 1981 TV version of the classic Charles Dickens story about Pip, an orphaned British boy, befriended by a mysterious benefactor, who enables him to become a gentleman of means.
Julian Amyes
Gerry Sundquist
Cast & Crew
Barry Letts - Producer
Charles Dickens - Based On Novel By
Colin Jeavons - Actor
Derek Francis - Actor
James Andrew Hall - Screenplay
Joan HIckson - Actor
Julian Amyes - Director
Stratford Johns - Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1981
Catalog ID 2337
UPC 00794051233721
Number of Discs 1
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Product Attributes
Actor Hickson,Joan
Label BBC Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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